Thursday, November 14, 2013

#IAmNot going to let the rats win!

Years ago when my husband and I were just getting the Ranch started, we were living in a single wide trailer house that was infested with RATS!  That's right, you read that right.  I was so ready to quit doing what we were doing and get a "REAL" job so we could afford something else.  I remember several nights getting up and jumping up and down or doing dances on the floor to try to scare them away.  I couldn't stand hearing them gnaw on the wood.  There were times that I felt like a failure because trying to start a faith ministry from ground zero is hard, the "rats" just kept showing up.  Seemed like things would start going good then another "rat" would show up. 

Just getting another ministry of speaking started, last week I wrote about the rat of doubt that showed up.  That letter to myself about "His goodness makes me good enough" helped tremendously.  I have probably read that 5 or 6 times in the past week!  Another thing I found myself doing last week was I got up out of the chair and stomped on the floor to let the "rats" know that they were not going to take up resident here in this home.  I did this because a friend told me to stop letting the enemy have his way...stand up...stomp your feet and tell him he is NOT welcome in your your home...this is the home that Christ built...that by His blood you are saved and redeemed...he is NOT welcome here...right it! So in saying all that. 

#IAmNot going to let the "rats" win. 

So thankful for all the tools that we are learning in #AConfidentHeart OBS at Proverbs 31 ministries.

I'm going to continue to prepare for the rats to show up by reading all those courage verses again in the Bible.  You see being in this ministry the rats are going to show up, because the enemy doesn't like it when the "STAR" (rats spelled backwards) is turning lives around.  So I will PREPARE and set the TRAP so I don't fall into the TRAP of I'm not good enough, because I AM good enough so......


#IAmNot going to let the "rats" win!
2 Timothy "And I know the Lord will continue to rescue me from every trip, trap, snare, and pitfall of evil and carry me safely to His heavenly kingdom. May He be glorified throughout eternity. Amen." THE VOICE

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

His Goodness Makes Me Good Enough!

This chapter of Renee Swope's book "A Confident Heart" could not have come at a better time in my life.  While doing this online Bible Study, God has been building my confident up BIG TIME so that I could be ready for a talk from a mother's heart that I was to give this last Monday night. 

I felt really good on that day about how He was giving me so much courage to share my story about my son's one night choice of putting God on a shelf that found him in prison.  I even felt good about how I looked that night, even though I know I'm over weight right now, I just felt good! I even survived the talk without becoming an emotional mess while sharing from my heart!  I talked about whether you have Elephants or Rats show up in your life to trip you up, God is right there to help you through if you just hand that baton off to HIM.

Then a rat showed up the next day with the words of doubt of how it must have not been good enough.  I had a really bad, no good, rotten, very bad, horrible day.  I did a lot of crying, and was wondering what did I do wrong?  I realized early on that it was the enemy trying to discourage me but I still stayed in a whirlwind of negative thoughts all day.  I was even getting very encouraging emails, throughout the day and facebook messages that were very positive but the one small rat set the stage for the whole day. 

So here is my letter that we were suppose to write to myself about "HIS goodness makes ME good enough!"


You are a child of the King, you are beautiful and precious in HIS eyes.  You are good enough because JESUS says.   You may be rejected by man, but you are accepted and adored by HIM.   HE knew you before you were born and knew you were going to be speaking from a mother's heart at this very time in your life.  You belong to HIM, and no small rat, can destroy that.  You are a princess.  You are HIS DAUGHTER.  He is for you, not against you like the devil that is roaring around like a lion trying to devour you.  He says you are his masterpiece, created to do good things HE planned long ago.  He says all things work together for the good of those who love HIM. His GOODNESS makes YOU GOOD ENOUGH!  Don't ever forget that.  Keep on running that race, by handing that baton off to HIM, even when the Elephants or the Rats show up.  You can do this and we all know who the winner is.  So Run Sister Run and don't STOP!  I love you! HIS daughter Cathy

What about you?  Can you say that HIS goodness makes you good enough!  If not, don't sit there and believe the enemy because GOD loves you and YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH!  HE wants you to be confident and courageous for HIM!

Climb that "thang!"

I wrote this post back in January of 2007  and I still have those pesky bugs and the enemy is still trying to rob me of my joy on a weekly ...